2020-2021 Team Registration Information 

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Welcome to the Blazers!

Below is general information about our specific financial requirements for our club.

Team Fee Requirements

Family Registration Fee-$200 annually:
This annual fee registers every family in our system and provides funds to cover pool rental and allows for swimmer participation in various activities and events throughout the swim year.
 
Swimmer Registration Fee - $85 annually per swimmer:
This fee registers each swimmer with USA Swimming and Missouri Valley LSC (MVLSC).  All swimmers must be registered as a member of USA Swimming.  Included in the registration fee is a Kansas City Blazer latex cap and t-shirt.
 
Monthly Training Fees:
  • Age Group I: $110 per month
  • Age Group II: $110 per month
  • Junior II: $140
  • Junior I: $165
  • Senior I: $165
  • National: $210 - By registering for National, you acknowledge your 11-month payment obligation to the program.
 
Senior Prep
Our Senior Prep group consists of five different sessions throughout the year.  Swimmers register for each session that they wish to participate in.  To learn more about our Senior Prep group and register for the program, click here.
 
 
Paying Your Invoice

All fees including meet entry fees, equipment and training fees are billed through your Team Unify (TU) account each month. There are three ways to pay:

  • By Check - Due by the 20th of each month with checks mailed to
KC Blazers
6501 Antioch Rd
Merriam, KS 66202

 

  • Credit Card AutoPay - Billings will be billed on the 1st of each month. TU charges a fee of  3% + $0.50 of the invoice for this service. If a credit card is declined, a declined fee of $10.00 will be charged to your account.
  • Bank Draft/ACH AutoPay - Billings will be withdrawn on the 1st of each month.  TU charges a fee of $1.30 per month for this service

All payments must be received by the 20th of the month to avoid a $15.00 late fee.

Questions about your invoice/account balance? 
Contact our Business Manager, Stacy Christie at  913.826.3036 or email stacy.christie@jocogov.org

 

Meet Fees

For our Blazer Series Meets, swimmers are charged a flat fee for entries as outlined on the meet page.

When swimmers participate in other meets, each swimmer is billed for their meet entries through TU the week after the respective meet for payment the following month. Each swimmer attending a meet incurs an additional fee to cover coaches' travel expenses for the meet. The fee is based upon the following guidelines:

 

  • For local meets - $10 per swimmer 
  • Out of town meets (in Missouri Valley(MV) area) - $15 per swimmer 
  • Out of town meets (outside MV area) - $25 per meet
  • Non-Travel Meet participant - $50 per swimmer

 

 

Fundraising

Swim-a-thon Obligations:

Swim-A-Thon is the largest fundraiser for the Blazers. This is a fun and exciting opportunity for swimmers to obtain donations for each lap they swim or a single pledge.  The funds raised have been utilized to purchase lap tops for coaches, dryland equipment, power tower stations and coaches' training opportunities.

  • Age Group I & II Swimmers: Responsible for $100 in donations.
  • Junior II Swimmers: Responsible for $100 in donations.
  • Junior I, Senior I & National Swimmers: Responsible for $150 in donations.

 

Volunteer Requirements 

Swimming is a volunteer sport.  Every swim meet from beginner meets to the highest levels is staff entirely by volunteers.  Volunteer positions include timers, officials, safety marshals, meet directors, computer operators, hospitality coordinators, announcers and much more.  

Each family is responsilbe for fulfilling the volunteer obligations of the highest level swimmer in the family.  The requirements for the 2019-2020 season are listed below:  

Age Group I   10 hours
Age Group II   15 hours
Junior II           20 hours
Junior I            25 hours
Senior I            20 hours
National           25 hours
 
NOTE:  Families are required to fulfill their obligation regardless of whether their swimmer(s) chooses to compete in meets.  Obligations outstanding on August 31, will be billed at a rate of $25/hour.

Championship Meets hosted by Kansas City Blazers

When we host any Missouri Valley Districts, Championships families, with swimmers attending these meet, are required to work the following number of shifts for the meet.

  • MV Districts-2 shifts per family
  • MV Championships- 3 shifts per family

For Regional VIII Sectionals and Higher-level meets, 

  • Every Blazer family must work at least 2 shifts.

NOTE:  Families not fulfilling these obligations will be billed at the conclusion of the meet, 4 hours per shift at $25/hour.